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ppmdist - simplistic grayscale assignment for machine generated, color
This program is part of Netpbm(1).
ppmdist reads a PPM image as input and performs a simplistic grayscale
assignment intended for use with grayscale or bitmap printers.
Often conversion from ppm to pgm will yield an image with contrast too
low for good printer output. The program maximizes contrast between
the gray levels output.
A ppm input of n colors is read, and a pgm of n gray levels is written.
The gray levels take on the values 0..n-1, while maxval takes on n-1.
The mapping from color to stepped grayscale can be performed in order
of input pixel intensity, or input pixel frequency (number of repeti-
This program is helpful only for images with a very small number of
Sort input colors by the number of times a color appears in the
input, before mapping to evenly distributed graylevels of out-
Sort input colors by their grayscale intensity, before mapping
to evenly distributed graylevels of output. This is the
ppmtopgm(1), ppmhist(1), ppm(1)
Copyright (C) 1993 by Dan Stromberg.
netpbm documentation 22 July 1992 Ppmdist User Manual(0)
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